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WikiProject Biography (Rated Template-class)
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"living" parameter

This template is used on the talk pages of hundreds of articles like Baron Norton or even List of people on the postage stamps of Portugal that are not about individuals. If we are going to use it that way, then the "living" parameter probably needs to have a "not an individual" or "not applicable" option; as it stands, these pages end up inappropriately in Category:Biography articles without living parameter. - Jmabel | Talk 04:12, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Jmabel we use this parameter in lists. We set "living" to "yes" when at least one person from the lists is alive. -- Magioladitis (talk) 06:30, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
Ah. Our documentation of the template should probably say something about that then. - Jmabel | Talk 06:46, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
Jmabel Updated. Thanks for the heads up. -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:12, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Change photo requests to image requests

As part of a nearly-completed shift to distinguish requests for photos from requests for images in general, it is requested that this template be modified to place talk pages in "Wikipedia requested images of..." categories, rather than the old "Wikipedia requested photographs of..." categories. As such, please supplement all references to "photo(s) of..." and "photograph(s) of..." with "image(s) of..." in both the template and its documentation, while maintaining backwards compatibility for the old "photo" parameters. In particular, change "photograph or picture" to simply "image". Note that the "Wikipedia requested images of..." categories have already been created. Thank you! — s w p b T 15:22, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Mock-up in sandbox. — s w p b T 14:23, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done for now: per moratorium proposed at Category_talk:Wikipedia_requested_images_by_subject#Way_forward. Ahecht (TALK
) 00:47, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

Edit request

  • Can we please change the first line of this template's advisory from -
"This article must adhere to the biographies of living persons policy, even if it is not a biography, because it contains material about living persons."
"This article must adhere to the biographies of living persons policy, even if it may not be a biography, because it contains material about living persons."
Thanks. Lourdes 02:06, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
Partly done: Please see the fully protected request at Template talk:BLP#Fully protected edit request on 17 September 2016.  Paine  u/c 02:45, 17 September 2016 (UTC)


I have added a great deal to the entry on Franklin Rhoda based on extensive research including old diaries in my personal possession. Franklin Rhoda is my Great Grandfather. In recently updating my family tree and reading Franklin Rhoda's diaries I thought there should be an entry in Wikipedia for him. I went to Wikipedia and found that there was already an entry. But this entry was essentially limited to his work during three summers as a topographer in the Rockies. Given that he accomplished a great deal during the other part of his life, I decided to amend the entry drawing heavily on research of others especially historian Dr. Mike Foster who published many articles about Franklin Rhoda. But as Franklin's Great Grandson I admit that I must be biased. I welcome the edits, corrections, deletions and other input on the current entry on Franklin Rhoda. Thank you.

Rhodarick (talk) 15:03, 28 July 2017 (UTC) Richard Rhoda PhD Rhodarick (talk) 15:03, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

This really isn't the forum for that. Try going to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Biography. Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 07:13, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

John Truscott, Australian film designer.


My name is John Truscott. I am English and trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London. I acted in two films: The Spy Who Loved Me and Taxandria. I notice that in your biography of John Truscott the Australian designer you have attributed my filmography to him. This is distressing to me. Please note that Taxandria was made in 1994, the year after the designer John Truscott died. Will you please alter your biography of the designer? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jaytruscott (talkcontribs) 11:29, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

@Jaytruscott: Done. You'll need to contact AllMovie.com to see about separating the two entries over there (https://www.allmovie.com/artist/p114635 commingles them). I've already submitted a change request at IMDb to do this for their mangled entry (at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0874405/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1). I don't know how long that takes to process, but there should eventually be a separate entry for each JT in the search results here.  — SMcCandlish ¢ >ʌⱷ҅ʌ<  18:08, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Add Television WikiProject

There are a lot of Televisions directors and TV hosts. I can't use the WikiProject film, cause they don't work in the cinema industry. ~~ CherryPie94 🍒🥧 (talk) 00:05, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

@CherryPie94: Use |a&e-work-group= with |a&e-priority=. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 16:43, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
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